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Three held for extortion bid on Rohtak businessman

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Rohtak, April 30, 2013
First Published: 18:12 IST(30/4/2013) | Last Updated: 18:14 IST(30/4/2013)

The greed for money has landed a prosperous garment trader in police net along with his two accomplices on charges of attempt to extort money from a local businessman on Tuesday.


Prime accused Puneet Kumar (28), a Rohtak native running a garment shop at Chandni Chowk in Delhi, was known to Sunil Goyal (50) and the latter's family for several years.

Police alleged that Kumar called on April 27 on the mobile of Sunil Goyal and demanded Rs. 2 crore. Kumar also allegedly warned Goyal, who owns many business establishments in Rohtak and several other locations, that if he failed to fulfill the demand for money, his two sons would be eliminated.

Kumar again called Goyal the same evening and told him that his younger son attending an outstation marriage would not return home. Goyal's younger son's business concern is situated near Kumar's shop in Delhi.
Police claimed that Kumar had colluded with his friend Ajay (20) and his employee Gagan (24) of Delhi to make a call to Goyal.

Addressing a press conference, SP Vivek Sharma said, "The main accused has confessed to his crime and revealed that he had demanded the money from Goyal, thinking that nobody would doubt him since he was well-off and not a professional criminal."

Police have registered a case on charges of attempt to extort money and criminal conspiracy against the trio.

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